Bandung - Also known as the city of flowers and Paris of Java, it is the provincial capital of West Java and the third largest city of Indonesia. Bandung is located at a distance of 175 km from Jakarta and provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta. The majority of the population is the native Sundanese from West Java, who are famous for their extroverted, easy-going nature and are reputed as zealous guardians of their ancient culture.
Bandung Tourist Attractions
Gedung Papak: Built in the year 1920, this building was used as
the City Hall in its initial years and later as the office of Bandung
Municipality. The structure has been artistically restored and has
become a good tourist attraction.
Bumi Silwangi: The building was constructed in 1825 by a
Eurasian millionaire of Italian origin, D. W Berrety. This building is a
perfect point from where you can see the beauty of Bandung. It is now
being used as Bandung Institute of Teachers Training Education.
Ciator Hot Spring: The hot spring located at the base of Mount
Tangkuban Perahu is a favourite picnic spot for the residents of
Bandung. The site is situated at a distance of just 32 km north of
Bandung and easily accessible by road.
Kawah Putih: These are craters situated at Ciwidey, some 40 km
south of Bandung. The craters have been now filled with sulphuric water
giving them different hue and colours. Sometime it looks that the
craters have been covered by the ice sometime they change colour from
blue to green.